Archive for September 21st, 2008

Exclusive Brian Cashman Interview: Part Four

September 21, 2008

There’s still plenty of stuff coming up on Thunder Thoughts over the next few days, weeks and months.  Never before seen features on Brett Gardner and Dave Eiland, year-end awards, photo-related features and my best guess on which uniform your favorite Thunder players might be wearing in 2009 are all things I’ve got planned.

But for now, you’ll just have to settle for a Q&A with the general manager of what many consider to be the best and most popular organization in all of professional sports.

I hope that’s all right…

In any event, part four is similar to part three, in which I asked Brian Cashman about a specific player who’d just been promoted from Trenton.  Yesterday, it was about Humberto Sanchez.  Today, learn about what Cashman thinks about Francisco Cervelli AND WHERE HE THINKS HE’LL BE PLAYING IN 2009…

Brian Cashman: “In Cervelli’s case, it’s the same thing (as Sanchez).  It’s looking towards ’09.  Here’s a guy that we had high hopes for.  The plan would be for him to go to the next level after he plays winter ball and play in Triple-A next year, and he’d be an injury away from being our guy up here.  So let’s give him a little taste of what it’s like to be up here at the end of September, so when he’s needed and called upon next year, he’s been there and done that to some degree.  Just get that shock out of the way.”

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT